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DOL Implements New LCA Form Effective Nov. 19, 2018

The Labor Condition Application (LCA) Form, ETA 9035, is a required form for non-immigrant visa categories including the H-1B, H-1B1 (Chile/Singapore) and E-3 (Australia). Pursuant to The Department of Labor’s plans to better protect American workers, confront fraud, and increase transparency, a new version of the LCA form took effect on Nov. 19, 2018. This form includes … Continue Reading

USCIS Publishes a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to Remove Employment Authorization for Certain H-4 VISA Holders

As an update (to this recent posting), we clarify that USCIS recently indicated in the Fall Unified Agenda the posting of a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in November 2018 (see RIN 1615-AC15) on this regulation. Please check back as this and other H-1B regulatory actions are anticipated in the near future. U.S. Department of Homeland … Continue Reading

USCIS Visa Bulletin Coming January 2016

On December 14, 2015, USCIS released an updated Visa Bulletin chart listing the dates to file adjustment of status applications starting in January, 2016.  Applicants can use the charts issued by USCIS as a guide to determine whether visas in particular categories are available for them and whether they are eligible to file I-485 adjustment … Continue Reading

Greenberg Traurig Ranks No. 1 on Law360’s “The 10 Most Charitable Law Firms”

Law360 conducted a survey to identify the 10 law firms that made the largest charitable donations in 2014.  Greenberg Traurig ranked No. 1 with over 7 million dollars in charitable donations.  Greenberg Traurig attorneys from across the firm regularly help the neediest on matters as wide-reaching as human rights and economic development, and as personal … Continue Reading

Greenberg Traurig Presents at the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Philadelphia Chapter

Greenberg Traurig attorney, Matthew Galati, recently presented at the AILA Philadelphia Chapter’s 2015 CLE Conference.  Galati provided an overview of pending legislation, discussing AILA’s platform, and outlining the benefits to employers students and investors of the recently introduced  American Entrepreneurship and Investment Act of 2015 and the Immigration Innovation Act of 2015. Galati also addressed … Continue Reading

Africa’s Climb in the World Market and the Ancillary Impact on Immigration Compliance

U.S. exports to Africa have increased substantially over the last several years.  A U.S. Department of Commerce report showing the top U.S. trade partners shows a 27.1% increase in exports to Nigeria in the last year alone.  In contrast, other regions of the world show a negative growth in exports from the U.S., including the … Continue Reading
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